Hi there, I am Katie Brace and I run Katie Brace Creatives.
I am a professional musical theatre performer from the North East and have most recently finished the number one UK tour of @hairsprayuktour playing the lead, Tracy Turnblad. Alongside performing I have taught at several Stagecoach’s across the UK, dance and performing arts schools and teach all three disciplines including LAMDA and audition preparation.
MEET THE TEAM
Mason trained in musical theatre at MEPA 2014-17 originally from Co Durham he moved away to train professionally however after travelling the world working & teaching within the industry he is back based in the north east ready to share his knowledge and skill. Since graduating credits include: Spillers pantomime (ensemble,Peter pan),Spillers pantomime(ensemble,beauty and the beast),Alexander theatre summer show concert (Dancer) and much more.
Bethany Jayne Wynn
Bethany is 2019 graduate of Bird College studying Dance and Musical Theatre and have had lots of experience in teaching Dance, Singing and Acting to various Performing arts schools. Recently Bethany just got back from Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the seas in Grease the Musical playing the Pink Lady Jan!
Shaquille Brush is a London based dancer, singer, actor who was born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. With a diploma in Modern Dance (ArtEZ grad 2014) and in Musical Theatre ( Urdang grad 2017) under his belt, the all round performer has appeared in: Ensemble Dancer for the P&O Australia cruise line; Dirty Dancing UK tour 1st cover Tito / Ensemble swing; Guys and Dolls, Havana Boy / ensemble Dancer and much more.
Originally from Dublin, Cian trained at Central School of Ballet in London and upon graduation joined The National Ballet of Ireland performing in The Nutcracker & Giselle. He later joined Northern Ballet in ‘Goldilocks & the three bears’ as ‘Baby Bear’ for CBeebies. Following his passion for musical theatre some of his further credits include Carbucketty & Mr. Mistoffelees in ‘CATS’ international tour, Eugene in Grease and as a dancer in Disney’s upcoming film ‘Disenchanted’. Aside from performing Cian is passionate about teaching and has taught across the UK & Ireland.
Ross has taught and performed worldwide in Theatre, Television, Stage, Music Videos, Cruise Ships and Arenas whilst also teaching around the UK at Colleges and dance Schools. Credits include: Link Larkin in Hairspray UK Tour, Dancer for Pussycat Dolls/ X Factor Celebrity, Joey In Saturday Night Fever UK/ International Tour, Brad/ Cover Link in Hairspray (UK Tour), Dancer in ALLEGRA Do What I Want (Music Video) and much more.
Laura Baxter trained at Laine Theatre Arts completing their Level 3 Diploma in Musical Theatre. Credits whilst training:
Feat. vocalist in Page to Stage Gala, Ensemble Vocalist in ‘The Hired Man’ in Concert, Kola Kola Bird in ‘Just So’, Joanne in ‘Company’. Professional Credits: Vocalist in ‘An Evening of Musical Theatre’, Princess Tamara - Sleeping Beauty Pantomime for Enchanted Entertainment. Laura is also a freelance dance teacher at Italia Conti Associates, Gala Theatre Stage School and PQA Newcastle.
Travis is a 2022 graduate of The Arts Educational Schools London having just completed his Ba Hons in Musical Theatre.
He most recently performed as a vocalist at the 2022 Olivier Awards as well as leading composer, Frank Wildhorn’s Concert at Cadagon Hall. Whilst training Travis played ‘Nick Radel’ in the European Premier of ‘Bandstand’ and played the leading role of ‘Mick’ in Lysistrata Jones.
Elizabeth graduated from The Urdang Academy in 2019 and has now just finished touring the UK with Hairspray UK Tour as Tammy, covering Female Authority Figure, Penny & Amber. Previously she has been offered contracts in Cats (Royal Caribbean) to play Tantomile and cover Victoria, Demeter and Rumpleteaser. Credits also include ‘West End Does: Halloween‘ at the Fortune Theatre, London , ‘West End Does: Christmas’ at the Cadogan Hall, London and much more.
Liam trained at The BRIT School and Laine Theatre Arts, his credits are: Tulsa in Gypsy ( Buxton Opera House), Fender/ 1st Cover Corny Collin’s in Hairspray UK Tour, Swing in Priscilla Queen of the Dessert UK Tour, Ensemble in Sleeping Beauty for QDOS Pantomimes and featured ensemble in Gentleman Prefer Blondes (Union Theatre Waterloo), Prince Charming in Cinderella (Civic Theatre Chelmsford).
Mary trained at the London School of Musical Theatre for a year after graduating with a BA Hons in Musical Theatre Performance from the University of Chichester in 2018.
Theatre credits include: Jan in Grease (West End - Dominion Theatre), Amy March in Little Women (Park Theatre), Eva Gottel in The Sorcerers Apprentice (Southwark Playhouse) and Nautica in Bring It On (Southwark Playhouse).
Screen Credits Include: Doctors (BBC) and The Girl in Craig David and MNEK’s music video for “Who You Are”.
Alongside performing, Mary has always enjoyed inspiring the next generation in performing arts, having taught at Stagecoach Theatre Arts Chichester, Romford and Guildford respectively.
Robbie is a young performer from Teesside. He has taken part in multiple Youth productions, playing Rum Tum Tugger in Cats and Cagey Joe in Bugsy Malone. Robbie was also on the marketing team for the Joseph and the Amazing All Star Cast ‘Highlights’ Concert and runs his own Musical themed blog called “Robbie’s Backstage Bants”
Evie is a professionally trained performer whom has completed contracts all around Europe since she graduated from Wilkes Academy of Performing Arts in 2017. She has headlined for stars from around the globe such as Pixie Lott, Scouting For Girls, Cece Peniston, The Vengaboys, Aston Merrygold and more. A career highlight of hers is being dance captain for a team who toured the island of Mallorca providing shows around luxury hotels. Another varying contract was the role of a ranger which consisted of co-ordinating activities for children whilst completing a magical winter contract in Lapland, Finland. Other contracts include, UK tours for different tribute shows to international artists such as DUA Lipa, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and more. Additional to her dance contracts, Evie has also performed on stilts, a favourite gig was supporting The Killers concert. The contrasting styles of dance which Evie has trained in gives her a passion for teaching and passing on her knowledge to others. Her most popular workshop style is a ‘Strictly’ Latin and ballroom style, as well as commercial. Encouraging others is extremely gratifying for her.
Training: Sylvia Bebb School of Dance, Bedford & The Urdang Academy, London. BA (Hons) Degree in Professional Dance & Musical Theatre.
Professional credits: Ali in ‘MAMMA MIA!’ (RCCL), Blue Planet (RCCL), Cha-Cha/cover Marty in ‘Grease’ (RCCL), Invitation to Dance (RCCL), Once Upon a Time (RCCL), Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Do Right in ‘Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre’ (RCCL), Dancer in ‘The Greatest Show’ (Travel Industry Awards 2021, London), Dancer in ‘DUA LIVE’ (Tribute to Dua Lipa), Dancer in ‘And We Will Come back home’ (Cameron MacDonald: Save the Arts).
Millie Thornton Is currently training in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre at Bird College in London about to enter her third and final year. She first started dancing at Stacey Penman School of Dance and have since then taught there. I’ve had the amazing opportunities, working on professional shows such as Billy Elliot in the West End where she played Debbie. Millie loves teaching kids who love everything to do with musical theatre having experienced so much professional work as a child herself.
Lucy trained at the London School of Musical Theatre and since graduating has worked on many incredible jobs. Her credits include; TATS in Brass (Union Theatre), LEXI in Squadgoals (Dagenham & Redbridge Stadium), WENDY in Peter Pan (Under the Bridge theatre), ONSTAGE SWING in TriOperas (Peacock Theatre), ENSEMBLE in A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre) and until Covid-19 had other ideas ANNE BOLEYN in Six (NCL). Lucy has also performed in ‘Our friends in the North’ for BBC Radio 4 and is soon to be part of the LMTC chorus in the Drury Lane production of ‘Chess.’
Georgia was born and raised in the Isle of Man and has been performing since the age of 6. Georgia moved to London in 2017 to pursue her professional career in Musical Theatre and trained professionally at The London School of Musical Theatre, graduating in 2018.
Prior to LSMT, Georgia has played many parts such as Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, Nancy in Oliver, The Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, made her professional debut as Wendy Darling in Shone Productions of ‘Peter Pan’ and most recently Dianna Morales in ‘A Chorus Line’ (Gaiety Theatre, Isle of Man).
Georgia is a published recording artist, having her debut under ASCAP award-winning producer and songwriter Tom Nichols in London.
Georgia has had many experiences teaching and leading workshops for over 8 years. She has true passion and love for helping people preparing for the industry.
Edward trained at The Urdang Academy, graduating with a First Class Honours in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre. In the world of Musical Theatre he has been involved in workshops for ‘2020 The Musical’, and more recently played Eugene in ‘GREASE: The Musical’ (covering Teen Angel, Kenickie & Roger). Other credits include performing alongside Hugh Jackman at The Brit Awards 2019 - ‘The Greatest Showman’. As well as appearing on TV Commercials for ‘British Airways’ & ‘Kelloggs’. Edward has a huge passion for teaching across all abilities! He has experience teaching all ages, SEN children and professionals.
Stage Credits: Anita - West Side Story (Slovenia); Gloria Estefan - On Your Feet! (London Coliseum & UK Tour) Original Cast; Mimi - RENT (St James Theatre & UK Tour), Daniela - In The Heights (Kings Cross Theatre); Rizzo - Grease (Slovenia); Patty/ the Shimmy Girl - Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Landor Theatre) ensemble/first cover Liz Imbrie/Dinah - High Society (Old Vic); ensemble/first cover Molly - Ghost (Piccadilly Theatre) Original Cast; ensemble/first cover Jordy - I Can’t Sing! (London Palladium) Original Cast; ensemble/first cover Sister Mary Robert/ KT - Sister Act (London Palladium) Original Cast; Assistant Dance Captain - Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre) Original Cast; Swing - Imagine This (New London Theatre) Original Cast; ensemble/first cover Velcro - Soho Cinders (Soho Theatre) Original Cast; ensemble/first cover Serena/Carmen - FAME (Aldwych Theatre); ensemble - Evita (Slovenia); Princess - Aladdin (Cambridge Theatre Arts). Philippa also has various TV and Film credits such as: Mamma Mia 2! Here we go Again - The Olivier Awards, The Royal Variety Performance, The National Television Awards, Children in Need, Blue Peter and many more.
Kitty Hollingsworth is a 2019 London Studio Centre graduate who has recently returned from working on the biggest cruise ship in the UK market, P&Os Iona. Kitty has over 10 years of dance teaching experience over various dance and performing arts schools in the north and south of the country.
Training: The Urdang Academy (Andrew Lloyd Webber Scholarship) and The BRIT School of Performing Arts. Theatre includes: Cinderella in Cinderella Panto Newbury Corn Exchange; Sarah in C-O-N-T-A-C-T (Manchester); Understudy Sarah in C-O-N-T-A-C-T (London); Swing and Assistant Dance Captain in Beautiful the Carole King Musical (UK Tour); Ensemble/ 1st cover Gary Coleman & 1st cover 2nd Arm/Mrs T/Bad Idea Bear in Avenue Q (UK Tour); Michelle in Sister Act the Musical, Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods and Ensemble in The Color Purple.